Chelsea boss Tuchel confirms suspicions around Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has refused to go into detail on rumours linking Erling Haaland with a summer move to Stamford Bridge as agent Mino Raiola talks to interested parties.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss is yet to get the best out of Timo Werner after replacing Frank Lampard, and could be backed in the transfer market by Roman Abramovich.

The Blues have been named as a Premier League side who might be keen to look at the Norwegian striker, but they wouldn't be the only ones.

Raiola was spotted in talks with both Barcelona and Real Madrid officials earlier this week, with Tuchel confirming that the agent is creating a transfer race for his player.

Tuchel said: “I will not answer that out of respect for the player and Borussia Dortmund.

“There is big news around him and his agent. It seems like they are creating a race for the player and I will fully accept this a player for Borussia Dortmund, a promising player of course.

“He isn't our player and is not in our squad. So we will not comment on anything else regarding Haaland.”

Raiola told the Athletic earlier this week: “This is a moment of waiting and seeing what is in the best interest of the player.

“Sometimes the best interest of the player is not to move when everybody says he has to move.

“And sometimes it is in the best interest of the player to move when everybody says he has to stay. So we will see what happens.”

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  • Tuchel was also asked about Sergio Aguero, and he added: "You can ask but it's the same answer as Haaland. We have full respect for Manchester City and Sergio Aguero.

    "He is a big player for them. There is no words needed for me about the achievements of this guy, he is a world-class player.

    "We have three competitions in which we are in with Manchester City so I will not speak about their player."

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